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MS Am 1803.5

Sarton, George, 1884-1956. George Sarton letters to Dorothy Stimson and other letters, 1901-1956: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

© President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1803.5
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Sarton, George, 1884-1956.
Title: George Sarton letters to Dorothy Stimson and other letters,
Date(s): 1901-1956.
Quantity: 1 collection (.25 linear feet (1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Letters from historian of science George Sarton to American writer and historian of science Dorothy Stimson, and a few other letters to Stimson

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

67M-123. Gift of Dorothy Stimson; received: 1968.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

George Sarton Letters to Dorothy Stimson and Other Letters, 1901-1956 (MS Am 1803.5). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

George Sarton (1884-1956) was an historian of science and professor at Harvard University. Dorothy Stimson (1890-1988) was a science writer, historian of science, and Dean and professor of history at Goucher College. Stimson edited a collection of papers by George Sarton. [NOTE: collection was formerly incorrectly attributed as letters to Dorothy Stimson Bullitt].

Scope and Contents

8 letters mostly concerning George Sarton's role as editor of Isis. Sarton also writes of the Sarton medal given in his honor, the appropriate dress expected at a Harvard dinner, and thanks for support after the death of Sarton's father. In addition, collection contains a booklet on the history and purpose of the Isis journal.
Also includes a letter to Dorothy Stimson from John Farquhar Fulton and a letter from May Sarton.

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